prize court

noun a court adjudicating on the distribution of ships and property captured in naval warfare.

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  • Prize court — Prize Prize (pr[imac]z), n. [F. prise a seizing, hold, grasp, fr. pris, p. p. of prendre to take, L. prendere, prehendere; in some senses, as 2 (b), either from, or influenced by, F. prix price. See {Prison}, {Prehensile}, and cf. {Pry}, and also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prize court — n. a court that decides how captured property, esp. that taken at sea in wartime, is to be distributed …   English World dictionary

  • Prize court — A prize court is a court (or even a single individual, such as an ambassador or consul) authorized to consider whether or not a ship has been lawfully captured or seized in time of war or under the terms of the seizing ship s letters of marque… …   Wikipedia

  • prize court — a court whose function it is to adjudicate on prizes taken in war. [1785 95, Amer.] * * * ▪ international law       a municipal (national) court in which the legality of captures of goods and vessels at sea and related questions are determined.… …   Universalium

  • prize court — noun 1. : a court having jurisdiction to adjudge upon captures at sea in time of war 2. : a court having jurisdiction over seizures by revenue officers and other officials with similar authority * * * a court whose function it is to adjudicate on …   Useful english dictionary

  • prize court — A court which administers prize law, adjudicating the right to property as prize of war. An anomaly in jurisprudence as a domestic court administering law of the nations. 56 Am J1st War § 182. Having taken goods of the enemy, the captors have a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • International Prize Court — The capturing of prizes (enemy equipment, vehicles, and especially ships) during wartime is a tradition that goes back as far as organized warfare itself.The International Prize Court was an international court proposed at the beginning of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Prize crew — is a term used to indicate a number of crew members of a ship chosen to take over the operations of a captured ship. Early emphasis on prize crews In the early days of sailing and up into the American Civil War, capturing enemy ships was quite… …   Wikipedia

  • Prize (law) — Prize is a term used in admiralty law to refer to equipment, vehicles, and vessels captured during armed conflict. The most common use of prize in this sense is the capture of an enemy ship and its cargo. In the past, it was common that the… …   Wikipedia

  • Prize — (pr[imac]z), n. [F. prise a seizing, hold, grasp, fr. pris, p. p. of prendre to take, L. prendere, prehendere; in some senses, as 2 (b), either from, or influenced by, F. prix price. See {Prison}, {Prehensile}, and cf. {Pry}, and also {Price}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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